FAQ

BOOKINGS

We recommend booking as early as possible to guarantee availability and secure a fitting & collection appointment. Our all-inclusive price includes a personal dressing and fitting service, where you will be fitted according to the Cambridge standards and Senate resolutions.

COLLECTION

When placing your booking, you will be asked to select an available appointment to be fitted and collect you regalia on your graduation day. At this appointment time, you will be dressed & styled in your academic regalia for your ceremony. To make the experience as convenient as possible, appointments are available as close to your ceremony time as possible to ensure a smooth, seamless single-visit process. To ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible, please arrive at the store within your nominated time. If you wish to have professional photos taken then this can also be done before the ceremony.

Due to the personal nature of academic dress, regalia must be collected in person and we cannot allow family members or friends to collect on your behalf. Only you can be dressed at your fitting & collection appointment. At your appointment you will be personally fitted for your regalia according to the Cambridge standards to ensure you look your very best on this important day. For those who have selected a package option, at your appointment you will also receive your lapel pin and wristbands for the service afterwards & discount vouchers.

RETURNS

If you have booked a Trencher then it is yours to keep! We ask that all customers return their hired regalia to The Sydney Store as soon as reasonably possible following the conclusion of their ceremony. Unfortunately, due to the strict schedule of ceremonies on the day, failure to return regalia on time can inconvenience fellow Graduands, and may delay other Graduands attending later ceremonies. Failure to return regalia within a reasonable timeframe may result in additional costs incurred by the hirer. Please refer to your hire receipt for your agreed return time.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR FOR GRADUATION?

Each item of academic clothing (gown, hood & trencher) is referred to as a piece. The more pieces you hire the bigger the discount!

DURING GRADUATION YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A THREE PIECE ACADEMIC DRESS SET. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  1. THE APPROPRIATE STYLE GOWN FOR YOUR DEGREE.
  2. THE CORRECT COLOURED HOOD OR STOLE WHICH SIGNIFIES THE DEGREE IN WHICH YOU ARE GRADUATING FROM AS PER THE UNIVERSITIES SENATE RESOLUTIONS.
  3. THE APPROPRIATE HEADWEAR FOR YOUR DEGREE

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT MY COLOURS ARE?

When placing your booking you will need to type in the degree in which you are graduating from & our staff will know what to dress you in. The USU have been supplying academic regalia to The University of Sydney Graduands for over 75 years & have extensive knowledge of the degree colours & academic dress history.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR IF I AM GRADUATING WITH A POSTGRADUTE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE?

The academic dress for holders of graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas or graduate certificates includes a Bachelors style gown, a trencher cap, and a pleated neck stole. Please note though that not all postgraduate diplomas & certificates require you to wear a stole. Where a graduate diploma, a postgraduate diploma or graduate certificate does not have a designated neck stole, you may wear the appropriate regalia of a previous degree. If you have no previous degree then all you will need is a Bachelor gown & Trencher. Please click here for more information about Graduate Diplomas.

DO I NEED TO WEAR AN INDIGENOUS STOLE?

Graduands who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent are eligible to wear a stole that represents their nationality & heritage. The stole is worn in addition to the appropriate regalia for the degree in which they are graduating in.

WHAT DO I WEAR UNDER MY GOWN?

The gown is worn open at the front so your clothing can be seen. We recommend wearing cocktail or business attire. If your graduation day falls in a warmer month then you are not obligated to wear a suit jacket under the gown as it can get quite hot. Selected Ties can be pre ordered at a discounted price when you book your gown hire online. You can check out our full range here.

CONTACT US

+61 2 9563 6282
+61 2 9563 6292
sydneystore@usu.edu.au

WHERE TO FIND US

University of Sydney Union - The Sydney Store
Holme Building, Science Road
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY NSW 2006
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm